Trainee funeral director from Clitheroe in brave parachute jump
1:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY fundraiser faced an almost 10-hour wait to take to the sky before completing a ‘nerve wracking’ skydive.
Belle Davies, 22, an apprentice funeral director from Clitheroe, had to wait for the weather to clear before jumping for the Carers Trust.
The former Ribblesdale High School pupil said: “The skydive was the most nerve-racking thing I have ever done. We were waiting from 9am until 6.30pm before jumping because of the weather, but it was so exhilarating once we had finally completed it.
“Free falling through the clouds was awesome and once the parachute went up we were sailing around the skies admiring the fantastic views.
“I would love to do another jump and would certainly recommend it to others — especially if they jump for charity as it's such a fun way to raise both money and awareness. I’d like to say congratulations to all the girls who jumped with me and raised money for Carers Trust.”
Belle, who works in the Co-operative’s Knowle Funeralcare in Keighley, completed the parachute jump from the Black Knight Parachute Centre in Lancaster.
She raised £450 for the Carers Trust, The Co-operative’s charity of the year. Terrie Oakshott, fundraiser for the Carers Trust, said: “We’re really grateful to Belle — I’m amazed at how brave she has been.
“Belle is in the same age group as many of the unpaid young adult carers we are looking to help, so it is especially great that she has raised this fantastic amount of money.
“It will help us make a real difference to the lives of young adult carers, young people who are often isolated and unsupported in caring for their loved ones.”
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